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Tasartir is a democratic city-state of the Pipe Home region. It was founded early in the First Epoch by Celanil refugees. These were largely Kriavian Elves fleeing Turgon in the Phael-Tetramord War. Many of those that survived the sack and massacre of Celanil by Tetramord forces, made a long journey across thousands of miles of open sea. Unlike at Celanil, the people settled inland. It was a decision made by a different band of leaders. These were farmers and peasants who had taken charge after many of the top Kriavian Elf families were lost in the war or at sea. They were effective, with the majority behind them. Begrudgingly the noble families gave them a chance, hoping they would fail and return to the principles laid down in the Gwildath Bureaucratic Codices. The farmers and craftspeople were successful, with Tasartir becoming Midrêth's first and still oldest democracy.
In 296, several hundred Kriavian Elves left Tasartir for new lands. Their goal was to establish their own hold based on the old ways. They were accompanied, willingly, by non-noble families that also believed in rule by long established monarchical traditions going back to Gwildath. These colonists crossed the channel sea Salzârrâk, then trudged east across Azrik beyond the great peaks of the Kimaris range. In 298, these colonists established the Andrithiach settlement; and a year later the kingdom of Melephaeusa.